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High tech wearable devices that monitor patients’ vital signs and spot early indicators of deterioration are being trialled as part of an international project involving five European hospitals including UCLH.
A UCL-led centre of excellence investigating blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is one of the Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs) across the UK that will share in a £58.7 million research investment from the NIHR.
Quitting smoking could do more than just stop further damage to the lungs. It could also allow new, healthy cells to actively replenish the lining of our airways which could protect against cancer, according to UCL, UCLH and Wellcome Sanger Institute researchers funded by Cancer Research UK.
Results of a clinical trial in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in which 3 different drugs were tested at the same time, instead of 1 by 1 by 1 have been published.
Scientists have shown a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis (TB) three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives.
BRC deafness and hearing problems researchers will work in partnership with a unique medicines discovery collaboration launched today to fast-track development of treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus.

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